Celebrating Home & Community Virtual Gala 2020
Friday, October 30, 2020 | 12:00am – 12:30am
On Thursday, October 29th, join us to celebrate Breaking Ground's 30 years of service to New York City and honor an extraordinary individual who has had a profound impact on the creation of affordable housing across the United States. You'll help us raise critical funds to support New Yorkers in need to come off the streets and into housing.
Chief Executive Officer, Freddie Mac
Michael J. Franco
President, Vornado Realty Trust
Senior Managing Director, Real Estate - New York, Blackstone
Managing Director and Head of Commercial Real Estate, Wells Fargo
Group Head, Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital
8:00 PM - Virtual Gala Webcast
For the first time, Breaking Ground's annual Gala is going virtual. Corporate sponsorships enable us to serve more of New York's most vulnerable residents - people living unsheltered on the City's streets - and help them come indoors to permanent supportive housing. During COVID-19, your support is truly saving lives. Thank you for standing with us and with the people we serve in these difficult times.
Your sponsorship will help purchase home appliances for 45 new apartments at our 90 Sands Street supportive residence.
Your sponsorship will help purchase and install kitchen sinks and faucets for 40 new apartments at our 90 Sands Street supportive residence.
Your sponsorship will help purchase and install lighting fixtures for 20 new apartments at our 90 Sands Street supportive residence.
Your sponsorship will fund 140 nights of transitional housing for New Yorkers who are experiencing homelessness.
Or download and fill out the form belowSponsorship Form & Benefits Listing
We gratefully acknowledge the generous sponsors of the Celebrating Home & Community Gala, whose gifts will ensure that our work can reach as many homeless New Yorkers as possible, and help many more to come indoors and rebuild their lives in housing.
David Brickman is Chief Executive Officer of Freddie Mac, one of the largest providers of mortgage financing in the U.S. He is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors.
Brickman is well-known for his tenure as the head of Freddie Mac Multifamily, where he presided over a remarkable period of growth – raising annual production from $16 billion in 2010 to almost $80 billion in 2018. He established the company's flagship K-Deal securitization program as one of the leading securitized products in the structured finance markets. Brickman also drove significant innovation and an expansion in Freddie Mac's products and offerings – particularly those serving the growing need for affordable workforce housing.
Brickman completed all doctoral coursework for the Ph.D. program in economics and real estate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.